barnyard grass


barnyard grass
noun
a coarse annual panic grass; a cosmopolitan weed; occasionally used for hay or grazing
Hypernyms: ↑millet
Member Holonyms: ↑Echinochloa, ↑genus Echinochloa

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noun also barn grass or barnyard millet
: a coarse annual grass (Echinochloa crusgalli) that has terminal panicles of one-sided flower clusters resembling spikes, is near cosmopolitan as a weed in cultivated ground, and is occasionally used for hay or grazing — see japanese millet

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a weedy, coarse grass, Echinochloa crus-galli, having a spikelike cluster of flowers. Also called barn grass.
[1835-45, Amer.]

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barnyard grass,
an annual grass that is a destructive weed of rice fields; jungle rice.

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • barnyard grass — a weedy, coarse grass, Echinochloa crus galli, having a spikelike cluster of flowers. Also called barn grass. [1835 45, Amer.] * * *  (Echinochloa crus galli), coarse annual grass of the family Poaceae (Gramineae) and one of about 20 species… …   Universalium

  • barnyard grass — paprastoji šunažolė statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Miglinių šeimos dekoratyvinis, pašarinis augalas (Dactylis glomerata), paplitęs Europoje, Azijoje ir šiaurės Afrikoje. atitikmenys: lot. Dactylis glomerata angl. barnyard grass; cocksfoot; …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • barnyard grass — barn′yard grass n. pln a weedy, coarse grass, Echinochloa crus galli, having a spikelike cluster of flowers • Etymology: 1835–45, amer …   From formal English to slang

  • barnyard grass — noun Date: 1843 a coarse annual panicled grass (Echinochloa crusgalli) that has flowers borne on only one side of the raceme and is nearly cosmopolitan as a weed in cultivated ground …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Barnyard grass — Echinochioa (E) …   EthnoBotanical Dictionary

  • barnyard grass — /ˈbanjad gras/ (say bahnyahd grahs) noun any species of the genus Echinochloa, such as E. crusgalli, now widespread as a weed in warmer countries, especially in areas of rice cultivation …   Australian English dictionary

  • awnless barnyard grass — ryžinė rietmenė statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Miglinių šeimos pašarinis augalas (Echinochloa colona), paplitęs atogrąžose ir paatogrąžiuose. atitikmenys: lot. Echinochloa colona angl. awnless barnyard grass; corn panic grass; Deccan… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • Grass — Grass, n. [OE. gras, gres, gers, AS, gr[ae]s, g[ae]rs; akin to OFries. gres, gers, OS., D., G., Icel., & Goth. gras, Dan. gr[ae]s, Sw. gr[aum]s, and prob. to E. green, grow. Cf. {Graze}.] 1. Popularly: Herbage; the plants which constitute the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Grass bass — Grass Grass, n. [OE. gras, gres, gers, AS, gr[ae]s, g[ae]rs; akin to OFries. gres, gers, OS., D., G., Icel., & Goth. gras, Dan. gr[ae]s, Sw. gr[aum]s, and prob. to E. green, grow. Cf. {Graze}.] 1. Popularly: Herbage; the plants which constitute… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Grass bird — Grass Grass, n. [OE. gras, gres, gers, AS, gr[ae]s, g[ae]rs; akin to OFries. gres, gers, OS., D., G., Icel., & Goth. gras, Dan. gr[ae]s, Sw. gr[aum]s, and prob. to E. green, grow. Cf. {Graze}.] 1. Popularly: Herbage; the plants which constitute… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English


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